Metallic eyeshadow is the ultimate summer beauty trend



The verdict is in: Metallic eyeshadow is *the* makeup look of the season. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new looks, and we can't think of a better one to start with. 

It can be overwhelming to figure out which products are best when trying something new. So we took it upon ourselves to find five amaze metallic eyeshadows in summer-worthy hues. Get ready to shine all summer, boo. This summer's for the shimmer girlies. 

1. MAC Cosmetics Dazzleshadow Extreme

MAC Cosmetics Dazzleshadow Extreme, $24

This one is packing some *serious* shimmer. This shadow will for sure turn heads all summer long. Made in ten different shades, this shadow is highly pigmented, so shine is def in your future with this one. While all these shades are to die for, we're loving "Celebutante" and "Yes to Sequins" for summer. 

2. Colourpop Chrome Liquid Shadow

Colourpop Chrome Liquid Shadow, $12

Calling all cosmic queens! Your eyes are going to pop all season in Colourpop's out-of-this-world shade, "Morpho." This liquid shadow is actually three shades in one and promises a bold, color-shifting look. Basically, you'll never stop stunning in this one. (P.S. If the purple-blue look isn't your vibe, check out "Glaze" for a gorg pinkish-gold shade.)

3. Elf Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

Elf Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow, $6

We're loving this eyeshadow in the shade "Mermaid Shimmy." Honestly, the name alone was enough to make us add to cart. But this shadow is quick-drying and long-lasting. For more ocean-inspired looks, check out "Ocean Eyes."

4. Moira Starshow Shadow Pot 

Moira Starshow Shadow Pot, $7.50

If you love the metallic shadow look, but don't want a *super* bold look, this product was made for you. This shadow is buildable so you're in full control of the drama. Plus, it's available in 18 other gorg glitzy shades. 

5. Urban Decay 24/7 Moondust Glitter

24/7 Moondust Glitter Eyeshadow Singles, $24

Who doesn't want to wear moondust on their eyes?! We def do. This cult classic shade, "Space Cowboy," has a massive following for a reason. This ultra-pigmented shadow lasts up to 16 hours. It's basically a powdered disco ball, just waiting to be applied to your eyelids. 

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by Samantha Bothwell | 7/14/2023